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Old 10-30-2016, 04:05 PM   #1
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My 135g cichlid aquarium

Hi all, here are a few pics of my 6' custom-built cichlid aquarium as well as various pics of my fish. Let me know what you think.



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Old 10-30-2016, 04:12 PM   #2
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Nice work sir, looks great!

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WOW! One of the best tanks Ive seen. Love all your yellow labs
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Thanks JoeMan, yeah the yellows are one of my favourite cichlids, I have 17 of those in there plus 14 red zebras amongst many other types. They are all getting on so well surprisingly, I think they feel more comfortable than ever because there's so many of them lol.
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Yeah over stock helps with aggression
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Helps me keep up with regular water changes too! Lol
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Lol same here! I have two huge filters running on it as well
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Let me know what you think.
What do I think? Let's try "Wow!"

It's nicely 'scaped, and I love the color selection for the fish. Yellow labs area among my favorite Africans.

What kind of filtration do you have on this tank?

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Thanks Barliman! Always wanted my tank to have that "wow" factor in it and not something I would get quickly bored with. The scaping consists of 3 main pieces of artificial Texas Holley rock made by Universal Rocks as well as a few smaller pieces of real rocks. I've also added 4 x anubias plants attached onto driftwood not only for my pleco but also to contrast against all the white in the tank. I think I have plenty of yellow/orange coloured fish and will probably try and add a few more blues. My filtration is a 38g sump containing bio blocks and filter wool.
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The striped African with the blue face and red body: is that called a "red zebra?" I've seen those in other tanks, and they're becoming a favorite of mine.
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